Taliban: US has 'not fulfilled peace negotiations'

The Taliban in Afghanistan have given an explanation for the breakdown in negotiations with the US:

  • The US has not fulfilled conditions for peace negotiations to proceed
  • Peace negotiations with Afghan government are 'pointless'
  • The main obstacle to talks was "shaky, erratic and vague standpoint of the Americans".

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